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Hashimoto’s Thyroid

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition where a person has an underactive thyroid (not enough thyroid hormone), or hypothyroidism. In this section, we will cover treatment of Hashi's and management during pregnancy, breastfeeding and motherhood.

4 Pregnancy Planning Tips For Hashimoto’s Moms-To-Be

pregnancy with Hashimoto's

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a chronic autoimmune disorder of thyroid function, where the patient has lower than normal levels of thyroid hormones (caused by misdirection of antibodies), and is therefore in a hypothyroid state.  While thyroid physiology changes quite significantly in normal pregnancies (to accommodate the changing metabolic needs of the mother and fetus), hypothyroid states such as Hashimoto’s, which are considered pathologic (not normal), demand

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24 Months Postpartum With Hashimoto’s: Hit the Reset Button

Mother and daughter in a park

In my last post when I was 18 month postpartum, I mentioned that I’m starting to feel more optimistic about life as a mom with a toddler and managing Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  I also wrote that I’m starting to feel stable, in what has seemed like such a hormonal seesaw during postpartum. As AutoimmuneMom.com founder Katie Cleary talked about in one of her recent posts, self care

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It’s a “Live-It”, Not A Diet: How A Chef-Turned-Health Coach Healed Her Own Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism With Food

mom and kid having fun with food

Hello, I’m Jen and I’ve been obsessed with food all my life. (Hi Jen…) Are you like me?  Do you eat, sleep and dream food too? My love affair with food began where so many others have as well—around the kitchen table.  I lucked out by having grandmothers who could really cook.  My nana’s Italian sausages—a little spicy from the seasonings and sweet from rich

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Hashimoto’s Treatment: Safety and Controversy Over Desiccated Thyroid Hormone :: Part 2

Doctors and nurses

In Part 1 of our examination of natural thyroid hormone replacement as the treatment for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, we reviewed the history of natural thyroid hormones (desiccated thyroid hormones such as Armour and NatureThroid, which include T4, T3, T2 and T1). We then looked at the reasons for the development of synthetic thyroid hormones (T4 and T3 are separate synthetic replacement hormones; T4 converts to T3

18 Months Postpartum: Hashimoto’s Seesaw Starts Stabilizing

Hashimoto's mom 18 months postpartum

At a year and a half postpartum I’m feeling more optimistic about balancing life as the mother of a toddler and coping with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I remember last year coping with this condition wasn’t exactly a walk in the park.  My thyroid levels were staying stubbornly stagnant – on the high end of the normal range.  I was dealing with symptoms like fatigue, brain fog,